I've played UO for years and have collected gold via different means. I'm nowhere near "rich" in UO terms, but I've usually had enough gold to get my characters 120 skills with enough left over to buy the gear I want. Here are a few of the ways I obtained gold over time, and I'm curious how other people have done the same (if you don't want to share how you currently make your gold, maybe let us in on old secrets you no longer use): Luck Gear - My tamer never got so much use as when luck was the hot mod. I did a bunch of blood elemental, shadow wyrm, and elder gazer killing and returned to my tower to hold my breath as I tried to enhance items. Barbed Runic Kits - When people started realizing resists were important, I made a killing buying runic kits, crafting armor, and selling it. I even bought and completed BODs (I have done this in quite some time). Doom Artifacts - This wasn't fair. I was one of the first to collect doom artifacts on Atlantic, and it's a case of the rich get richer. I had spirit of the totem and other artifacts pretty early on, which meant my DPS was at or close to the top of the list. That meant if an artifact dropped, it was likely coming to me. I used some artifacts and sold the rest, and early on, even crappy ones were selling. Beetle to Doom - I started taking a beetle filled with arrows and bolts to doom around the time you could guarantee 5-6 people were doing the gauntlet. I could buy a skull for 40-50k and could unload the beetle at the vendor down there for a 250k profit b/c people pretty much had to buy consumables there. Peerless (solo) - Right around when sampires were becoming a little more known, I employed a similar theory and used a vampire archer to solo Paroxysmus, Dreadhorn, and Grizzle. Although not as quick in the killing as your standard sampire, I went this route to ensure I didn't die so my time gathering keys wasn't wasted. Ingredients sold like hot cakes, and Crimson Cincture and Paroxysmus' swamp dragon were my road to gold. They still sell for a decent amount today. Recently, I've been doing Medusa and mini champs (Tinker Legs on 3rd Devourer kill, woot) and plan to move onto Stygian Dragon and Navrey. I may even give Fel Champ Spawns a go. Although boring, it appears essence farming is pretty solid income.